Barcelona, SANA, Barcelona delivered one of their worst performances of the season and Lionel Messi had his first off day of the year as Luis Enrique’s team were beaten 1-0 at home by Malaga just three days before they face Manchester City.
If Manuel Pellegrini wants a masterclass in how to play Barcelona he need only look to the way his old club have played them this season. They drew 0-0 at La Rosaleda earlier in the season and never looked into too much trouble at the Camp Nou after Juanmi put them ahead on seven minutes after a mistake by Dani Alves.
Barcelona looked fragile at the back with Malaga’s lightning breaks exposing their high defensive line.
They were second to everything in midfield and with Messi and Neymar